Book club anyone?

Page turners for fall

Hi friends! Travis Kelce jersey sales have skyrocketed 400% after Taylor Swift was spotted cheering him on in the crowd at the Kansas City Chiefs game this weekend, once again proving that 🎶 in her life she’ll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team. 🎶

Today’s tunes: I mean, we can’t just lead with that and NOT listen to “Fifteen (Taylor’s Version).”

—Rod

WorkDaze HQ Book Recommendations

Long live the 90s Read Campaign

“I really need to read more,” I say aloud to no one on hour three of scrolling through everyday hacks on TikTok. (So you’re telling me I’ve been making my bed wrong this entire time??)

But with a new season (miss you already, summer) comes change, so this fall, I’m trying to get lost in some books more and double tap on my phone less.

It just so happens that the WorkDaze crew is a bunch of bookworms 🤓, so we’ve decided to share some of our faves with you!

Rod’s Picks

Good Reads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+

For The Love Of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity by Liz Plank. A guide for all on how to handle the toxic masculinity that’s shaped our society since the beginning of time. Liz Plank breaks down the expectations and stereotypes of men, exploring how toxic masculinity has evolved and why gender roles haven’t shifted to where they need to be.

The perfect book…to reset and reframe our mindsets and teach us specific actions we can take to live a life free of toxic masculinity.

Good Reads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. This coming-of-age NYT bestseller tells the story of friendship and romance between two men during the Trojan War. Focusing more on Achilles’ personal story rather than the heroic efforts he’s known for, Song of Achilles shines a light on humanity, forgiveness, and the beautiful bonds made throughout life.

The perfect book…if you’re looking for a more personal perspective from your usual Greek mythology read.

Kinsey’s Pick (Head of Editorial)

Good Reads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. A story of two friends and their early success in life. Faced with uncertainty, fame, failure, and the trials and tribulations of early adulthood, one thing remains true: the importance of love and connection gets us through life.

The perfect book…if you enjoy reading the kind of fiction that will 112% make you ugly cry before you text the group chat “guys you have to read this book and I don’t care what you say I am not taking no for an answer.”

Jenna’s Pick (Editor)

Good Reads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb. A psychotherapist starts to see her patients’ struggles reflected in her own personal challenges. A story told with humor and wisdom, the book brings a relatable and raw perspective of the complicated lives we live as humans.

The perfect book…to help you feel less alone in your struggles and ponder what it means to be human.

Gabi’s Pick (Writer)

Good Reads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Untamed by Glennon Doyle. A powerful must-read for those feeling a little overwhelmed and lost in this little thing we call life. Self-discovery, healing, acceptance and boundaries are themes interwoven throughout the memoir.

The perfect bookto read during a big life change when you need a little encouragement along the way.

Ali’s Pick (Operations Associate)

Good Reads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid. An inspiring story about a star tennis player (clearly still not over the US Open) who comes out of retirement determined to win back her title after her record is broken.

The perfect book…for those of us spiraling about being too old to do cool things.

Have a favorite you think we need to read? Hit reply and let us know what we’re missing!

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Things To Send Your Work Besties

…after you stare blankly at your computer screen for 10 minutes straight.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently announced that a dress code will no longer be enforced for the Senate, a move that turned out to be pretty divisive (in Congress? That’s saying a lot). I’d love to know…

Do you think the Senate should have a dress code?

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Raise your hand if you feel personally attacked by the image below via Daily Mail. 🙋‍♂️

From impersonating memes to celebrity look-a-likes, a Michigan high school’s annual tradition of allowing the senior class to dress up however they want for their school ID does not disappoint. Wishing so badly I could go back and channel Lance Bass in mine.

Thanks for reading about reading lol! Hope the rest of your week is so much fun! See you next week at the same place, same time.

IDK WHAT DO I KNOW?! LMAO!

—Rod

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